Category: Domain News

Auction front running pops up in cybersquatting dispute

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Front running makes for a confusing cybersquatting case. Auction front running is black mark on the domain name market. Front runners email potential buyers of a domain name before winning a domain name auction, usually as a domain name expires. If they find an eager prospect for the domain,…



Voice.com just sold for $30M, and no, I didn’t add a zero

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: The domain name world has been buzzing with some pretty incredible news, Go Daddy brokered the domain name Voice.com for a whopping $30M. Now I know what you might be thinking. Was this just the domain name itself or was there a complete business on it generating on ton of revenue. No…



Saucecode.xyz: Get closer to the tech community with this week’s #WebsiteWednesday

By admin Gen.XYZ: Saucecode.xyz – GoDaddy customer (Nigeria) We’re avid fans of all things technology here at XYZ. As a tech company ourselves, we always seek to support new members who want to join our community of techies and find a home within it. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday feels the same way, and has created a…



#WIPO : Twenty years and 45,000 #UDRP filings later!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: This year, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) turns 20. Following adoption by ICANN, the UDRP was launched on December 1st, 1999, and the first case determined under it by WIPO was World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc v. Michael Bosman, involving the domain name worldwrestlingfederation.com. There are a… Source: Domaining…



“Interesting Story. Never Heard This One.” and… “Who Pays For What?”

By The Frager factor The Frager factor: Today: Trade war troubles, Attitude, Influencer, Slack, Domain Names, MLB (.com) Your Job Title Doesn’t Determine Your Success, Your Attitude Does Job.com and JazzHR Partner to Accelerate Time to Hire with Candidate-Matching Technology Being an Influencer is a Job Here’s how influencers have evolved to become to… Source:…



Fun facts about #Calibra.com – Facebook’s new #crypto wallet for the #Libra coin

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Facebook’s announcement of the Libra cryptocurrency and the Calibra wallet is bound to propel crypto use globally. Although the launch is slated for 2020, the Libra foundation is based in Switzerland, supported by a consortium of banks and finance giants. When Facebook acquired the domain Calibra.com from GoDaddy, it paid only ……



Poll: Which MicroStrategy Domain Name is Most Valuable?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday morning, MicroStrategy shared the news that its Voice.com domain name was sold for $30 million in cash. The deal was “facilitated” by GoDaddy using the company’s Domain Broker Service. In the press release announcing this momentous domain name sale, MicroStrategy shared 15 additional domain names that are … Source: Domaining…



Daily Domain Picks 6-19-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-19-19 ShopeeMall.com was the top close on Tuesday at $61,000. I wrote about it yesterday, whether GoDaddy gets paid will be another story. Top sales/closes from yesterday: shopeemall.com 61,000 USD 2019-06-18 GoDaddy appmodo.com 15,000 USD 2019-06-18 Flippa 73677.com 7,849 USD 2019-06-18 GoDaddy coord.com 5,752 U… Source: Domaining     



auDA chair racks off after just 18 months

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Australian ccTLD manager auDA has lost its chair, again. Chris Leptos quit abruptly, for undisclosed reasons, earlier this week. He’d been in the job since November 2017, when he replaced Stuart Benjamin, who had resigned shortly before facing a no-confidence vote from members. Leptos himself survived a similar attempted oustin… Source:…



ICANN launches cash-for-kids scheme

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: ICANN will hand over cash to help community members cover their childcare commitments, the organization announced yesterday. If you show up to an ICANN public meeting with an ankle-biter under 12 years of age, ICANN will give you up to $750 to cover the cost of babysitting. You’ll have to show…



146 Domain Discoveries for June 19th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



Q & A with MicroStrategy, which just sold Voice.com for $30 million

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company answers questions about its domain name portfolio. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) announced yesterday that it sold the domain name Voice.com for $30 million in cash, shattering the previous record for a public all-cash domain transaction. I reached out to a company spokesperson with a few questions. Although the company…



After $30 million deal, is a .voice gTLD now inevitable?

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Do big second-level domain sales translate into new gTLD success, and does the record-breaking $30 million sale of voice.com this week make a .voice gTLD inevitable? The answers, I believe, are no and maybe. Before the 2012 new gTLD application round, one way applicants picked their strings was by combing through…



Casinos.org domain name sells for $400,000

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Sedo announced today that the domain name Casinos.org was sold for $400,000. The buyer is not yet known as the domain name is now in Sedo’s possession while it is transferred to the new owner. This also means that the domain name has been paid for by the buyer. Casinos.org was…



$292k in Sales on June 18th – ShopeeMall.com sold for $61,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by ShopeeMall.com which sold for $61,000. NameBio recorded 329 sales $100+ for a total of $263,850 with an average sale price of $802. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in the number of sales but the…



Casinos.org Sold for $400,000 via Sedo

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a tweet this morning from Sedo broker Dave Evanson, Casinos.org was sold for $400,000. I think it is safe to assume the deal was brokered by Dave: Just sold Casinos .org for $400,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) June 19, 2019 In looking at the…



Watch John Oliver take down voice.com’s buyer

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The blockchain developer that just spaffed $30 million on the domain name voice.com was the subject of a takedown on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver a year ago. Oliver spent four minutes of a 25-minute rant about cryptocurrency offering some harsh criticisms of Block.one, which made the record-breaking purchase to…



Record-breaking $30 million domain sale was financed by cryptocurrency

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Records were broken yesterday when voice.com became the most-expensive domain name ever sold. Handed over for a cool $30 million cash, it more than doubled the previous record for a domain-only transaction, 2010’s $13 million sale of sex.com. The seller was MicroStrategy, an analytics software provider that just happens to have……



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday June 19th, 2019

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: There’s a key point that only Joshua Schoen mentioned about the sale of Voice.com. Yes the price was $30 million but the company that bought it, MicroStrategy , had a serious amount of play money created from the crypto currency they created. They literally made 6.8 BILLION dollars from scratch with their…



TextingAndDrivingSafety.com sold for $7,300

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Why the extension makes a difference / Buying .com’s over 100K estibot value, LLL, CVCV – Total Budget: Up to $150,000.00 / Are Domainers Ideators? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today! Domains Are More “Portable” Than Precious Metals!…



The NameCon Europe 2019 CliffNotes – Day 1

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Do you remember CliffNotes? They were handy little books you could read that would summarize a much longer book. I think most people used them in High School when they didn’t read a book that was assigned to them and needed to cram for a test about the book. As Domainers from…



$30 Million Sale of Voice.com Sets New Record for Highest Cash Price Paid for a Domain Name

DNJournal: A public company has sold its Voice.com domain name for $30 million in the biggest cash sale we have seen since we began tracking the aftermarket in 2003. Source: Domaining     



Voice.com Domain Name Acquired for $30 Million (Updated)

By Elliot Silver At the end of May, I noticed that the Voice.com domain name had transferred to GoDaddy under privacy proxy. I wondered if MicroStrategy had sold the domain name, and it was later learned that it had been acquired by a startup called Block.One. The company announced that Voice would become “a blockchain-based…



#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 6/10/2019 – 6/16/2019 topped by FGRE.com at $35000

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning June 10th, 2019 – June 16th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, Sedo has rolled out its separate Expiring Domains portal. This report contains…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 6/18

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 6/18Camtrix.com, MrManhattan.com, SecureTheDate.com, InsightBooster.com No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon DropEngine takes an algorithmic approach to drop capturing domains that have a high probability of resale. Take the guess work out of domain investing and build your portfolio the smart way with DropEngine.com. View All Investor Auctions Top Investor PicksAuction End…



Velo.com Acquired by Reynolds American

By Elliot Silver Last week, I noticed that the Velo.com domain name had been acquired via Marksmen, a brand protection company that offers domain name acquisition services: Looks like @MarksmenTweets acquired https://t.co/9HtN6caHNw on behalf of a client. Great cycling domain name. — Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) June 12, 2019 If I was going to take a…



The $61,000 bidding war for ShopeeMall.com

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: You don’t see this everyday, an expired auction where only two bidders participate and go back and forth for over 400 bids and a $61,000 closing price. That’s what just finished on GoDaddy auctions for ShopeeMall.com. A name registered in 2016 at PublicDomainRegistry. Owned by a company called MicroOrange Technologies. Th……



Web Address Sells for $30 Million in Cash; Represents ‘Extraordinary’ Investment

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH – A company which many ordinary people (non-industry) have probably never heard of called “MicroStrategy Incorporated” has announced it has sold an Internet web address, Voice.com for $30,000,000.00 in cash. As you can see, that’s a lot of zero’s in that number and represents what many who invest and…



Retweet.com closes at $4,150 – And that time Name.com rapped about it

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Twitter launched July 15, 2006, the domain name Retweet.com was registered in May of 2007. The domain closed today at auction on GoDaddy at $4,150. Bidding history: Bid Date Bid Expires Bidder Bid Amount 2019/06/18 09:37 AM (PDT) 2019/06/18 11:38 AM (PDT) Bidder 14 $4,150 Comment: Automatic Bid 2019/06/18 12:30 AM…



Sedo weekly sales led by FGRE.com

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and FGRE.com led the way at $35,000. iFold.com (great poker name) sold for $22,500. Bitnet.org sold for $18,500. 42 .com sales 14 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Domain name Date Price Currency .COMs fgre.com 06/13/2019 35,000 USD ifold.com 06/14/2019 22,500 USD finko.com 06/11/2019 12,000…



New features? I just want domain platforms to work.

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Some domain platforms have major flaws that should be fixed quickly. I’ve read a few posts from domainers recently who want domain service providers to add new features. I want new features, too, but at a minimum, I just want the services to work. Few things are more frustrating…



AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 17, 2019

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on June 17, 2019. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had…



Close to 1,000 Libra related names registered in last 7 days

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So there is a lot of discussion everywhere about Libra, Tech Crunch wrote an all you need to know, including the following: Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy…



Voice.com domain name sells for $30 million in cash

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that it has sold the Voice.com domain name for $30 million in cash in a transaction facilitated by GoDaddy and consummated on May 30, 2019. The domain name has subsequently been used by Block.one to launch…



EnglishDotCom may be the best domain strategy for Chinese startups

By Kassey Lee TLDInvestors.com: Chinese startups today are blessed. They are riding two tidal waves which can quickly propel them to the global arena, but going global requires a careful consideration of the domain strategy. What are the two tidal waves? The first one is the “One Belt One Road” initiative started in 2013 to…



Record breaker: Voice.com domain name sells for staggering $30 million

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Microstrategy cashes in on one of its premium domain names, sets a high water mark. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) sold the domain name Voice.com for $30 million, the company announced today. This is a record–by a large margin–for a public domain-only sale. Blockchain-based social media platform Block.one bought the domain…



Voice.com Domain Name Acquired for $30 Million

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: At the end of May, I noticed that the Voice.com domain name had transferred to GoDaddy under privacy proxy. I wondered if MicroStrategy had sold the domain name, and it was later learned that it had been acquired by a startup called Block.One. The company announced that Voice would become “a…



Voice.com sold for $30million

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: So there is a press release out today, TYSONS CORNER, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that it has sold the Voice.com domain name for $30 million in cash in a transaction facilitated by GoDaddy and co… Source: Domaining…



Velo.com Acquired by Reynolds American

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Last week, I noticed that the Velo.com domain name had been acquired via Marksmen, a brand protection company that offers domain name acquisition services: Looks like @MarksmenTweets acquired https://t.co/9HtN6caHNw on behalf of a client. Great cycling domain name. — Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) June 12, 2019 If I was going to take…



Daily Domain Picks 6-18-19

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 6-18-19 Cobras.com was the top close on Monday at $10,050. Numerics continue to post solid prices with 353365.com closing at $6,784. Top sales/closes from yesterday: cobras.com 10,050 USD 2019-06-17 DropCatch textinganddrivingsafety.com 7,300 USD 2019-06-17 GoDaddy hg3377.com 7,010 USD 2019-06-17 GoDaddy 353365.com… Source: Domaining     



146 Domain Discoveries for June 18th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



Facebook launched #Libra and #Calibra – Which #domains are being used?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Facebook is rolling out Libra, a new, global cryptocurrency protocol. The Libra Blockchain is a decentralized, programmable database designed to support a low-volatility cryptocurrency that will have the ability to serve as an efficient medium of exchange for billions of people around the world. Libra operates from Libra.org, a domai… Source: Domaining…



$224k in Sales on June 17th – Cobras.com sold for $10,050 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Cobras.com which sold for $10,050 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 386 sales $100+ for a total of $193,891 with an average sale price of $502. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 23% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



.gay not coming out this year after all

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: We won’t be seeing .gay on the internet this year. Top Level Design has postponed the release of its hard-won gTLD until the second quarter of 2020, having recently said it was planning an October 2019 launch. The company told registrars yesterday that it wants “to move forward on a timeline…



Part 2 – Traffic Test – Focusing on Performance

Michael Gilmour: This is the second in the series on running a traffic test. The first may be viewed by clicking on the link below: Part 1 – Traffic Test – Baseline Data One of the challenges of running a traffic test is to determine which metrics should be used for comparison purposes. I’ve had…



nPay.com from $2k acquisition to $25K sale in 40 days

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Namepros member Riz M gave some insight on the details of the top sale from Sunday, nPay.com Sold Npay.com in 25000 USD through Undeveloped.com to African Betting company. Holding 40-50 Days Purchased in 2000 USD through Pvt acquisition Had many offers of 7-15k since i acquired but i was firmed…



Gmail Service Disruption Causing Email Delay

By Elliot Silver I noticed that my email service (via Gmail) has been running slower than usual this afternoon. I was expecting to receive a couple of important emails, and both seemed to have been delayed. I visited Google’s G Suite Status Dashboard, and it indicates there is currently a Service Disruption impacting Gmail service,…



Domainers descend on Lisbon as NamesCon Europe approaches

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: With NamesCon Europe now less than 48-hours away it’s official, Domainers are in Lisbon enjoying some pre-conference adventures. As you can see from the picture above, I’m here, and caught up with Braden, Lisa, and Karn for dinner tonight. It’s my first time in Lisbon and I am blown away, this is…



Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 6/17

Godaddy No Reserve Auctions Ending 6/17DuraToys.com, CashApple.com, DeluxeKennels.com, GetMyPatent.com No Reserve Auctions Ending Soon DropEngine takes an algorithmic approach to drop capturing domains that have a high probability of resale. Take the guess work out of domain investing and build your portfolio the smart way with DropEngine.com. View All Investor Auctions Top Investor PicksAuction End…



BirthdayParties.com to be Launched by Peter Askew

By Elliot Silver Late last week, Peter Askew announced that he was readying the beta version of BirthdayParties.com, a business that aims to help parents find a venue for their children’s birthday parties. When the site goes live later on this Summer or early Fall, parents in Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte will be able to…



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